September 2, 2005
Call to Order:
Michael Patton called the meeting to order at
Misty Bennett, Charlotte Daughhetee, Brook
Miller, Michael Patton, M.E. Spencer, Elizabeth
Thrower, Cindy Tidwell, Eric Vaccarella,
Samantha Webb, Jill Wicknick
Approval of April 29,
2005 Minutes: Elizabeth Thrower and Misty
Bennett indicated that they were present at the
April 29th meeting but were not
listed as present. Brook Miller moved that the
minutes be approved pending the addition of
these names to the members present list.
Elizabeth Thrower seconded and the motion passed
Michael Patton reported on the following items
will be meeting with the President soon to
discuss continued issues of concern addressed
by last yearís senate.
presidential hiring process and timeline was
explained and discussed. The need for faculty
input in the hiring process was stressed.
Michael Patton will keep the senate apprised
as the search progresses.
senate had planned to host a luncheon for the
board of trustees this fall semester. Due to
the presidential search, the trustees will
have a lot of demands on their time.
Therefore, it was suggested that we postpone
the luncheon or try to coordinate the luncheon
with a time that the trustees will be on
campus for meetings related to the search.
Arts and Sciences Dean search has been
re-opened and there is no news to report at
faculty survey results have been compiled and
will be distributed to the faculty senate next
week. The faculty senate will distribute the
results to their colleges this semester.
Michael Patton will host informal group
discussions related to the vision and future
of the university and the role of faculty
voice and governance in the fulfillment of the
issue of program coordinators for large
departments was raised. Specific guidelines
will be developed to present to the
Charlotte Daughhetee volunteered to chair the
Bookstore Committee and Eric Vaccarella
volunteer to chair the Student Activities
Center Committee. Other committee assignments
will be made at the next senate meeting.
Michael Patton will email the faculty to
introduce Jill Wicknick as the new Faculty
senate decided to plan a faculty lounge
cookout once the weather is cooler.
next meeting is September 16, 2005 at 2:00 pm in
the Merrill room.
Michael Patton moved that we adjourn, Elizabeth
Thrower seconded, the motion passed unanimously
and the meeting adjourned at 2:48 pm.
Faculty Senate Secretary